class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the visitors far from prolific and the La Liga champions in strong defensive form, we are backing the hosts to win and keep the score down
Real Madrid welcome Athletic Club to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Tuesday evening in La Liga, with Zinedine Zidane’s men looking to continue their excellent recent run.
Los Blancos recorded big domestic wins over Sevilla and Atletico Madrid in their last two domestic matches, which sandwiched a vital Champions League success over Borussia Monchengladbach to disperse any notions of crisis.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Latest Odds
The Basques have won just one of their last eight matches on the road, while their last away win against Real Madrid came back in 2005.
Gaizka Garitano’s men can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) with bet365, whilst the hosts are offered at 11/25 (1.44) and the draw at 10/3 (4.33) .
Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Team News
The La Liga champions are still without Eden Hazard and Martin Odegaard is also likely to miss out, but Fede Valverde returned to the bench in Saturday’s win over Atletico Madrid and could start here for the first time since November 8.
The visitors meanwhile could rotate their squad with the likes of Jon Morcillo, Oscar de Marcos and Mikel Balenziaga all possibly coming into the starting eleven. Ibai Gomez and Peru Nolaskoain both remain injured.
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Three victories in the space of seven days have completely changed the current dynamic surrounding Real Madrid, with the La Liga champions now full of optimism.
Those wins also brought three clean sheets and a recovery of the defensive solidity – which was the backbone of their title win last term – has been vital to their recent recovery.
Los Blancos will feel they can continue their strong run against an Athletic side that generally struggle for goals and whose form away from home has been poor, with the Bilbao-based side losing four of their seven road games this season and netting only six times.
Real Madrid have won 14 and drawn two of their last 16 home games against the Basques in all competitions and that excellent record should continue on Tuesday evening.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Tips And Predictions
Real Madrid to win and under 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 23/20 (2.15) while a home win and under 4.5 goals in the game is available at 8/11 (1.73) .
Backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 11/10 (2.10) could also be of interest.
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